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Remscheid City (Germany)

Stadt Remscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Last modified: 2020-05-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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Remscheid City

Remscheid Banner

It is a blue-white vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Staack 1997
Stefan Schwoon, 26 Feb 2001

Remscheid plain Flag reported 1972

[Remscheid city plain flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 July 2007

It was a blue-white horizontal bicolour.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.81
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 July 2007

Remscheid Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Argent a demi-lion issuant Gules armed and tongued Azure, beneath Azure a sickle Argent hafted Or.
Remscheid became a city in 1808. The arms are based on a seal from 1556. The demi-lion issuant is a differentiation of the family arms of Counts of Berg, who ruled the area in the 16th century. The sickle represents the speciality of the local forges, who were well known in a wide area.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.81
Santiago Dotor, 27 Dec 2001

The arms were approved on 18 February 1854.
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

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